Islanders C Brock Nelson has filed for arbitration, as the NHLPA announces the league-wide list. His qualifying offer is $3.5 million.
Nelson, 26, had 35 points (19 goals, 16 assists) last season. He was a first-round pick (30th overall) in 2010. He's scored at least 14 goals in each of his five professional seasons and has missed just two games in the last four years.
He has the highest qualifying offer among the five Islanders.
Qualifying offers are issued to restricted free agents whose team wishes to retain their negotiation rights.